J.R. Nelson
J.R. Nelson
J.R. Nelson
J.R. Nelson
J.R. Nelson
J.R. Nelson

CLASS OF 2023

SS
2B

J.R.
Nelson

Stevenson (HS) • IL
5-9 • 165LBS • R/R
Travel Team: Pro Player Canes Green Deain

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2023 National

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3/27/21

Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-8, 150-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, toe-tap trigger, short stride, barrel sets in front pre-pitch. Short, simple swing, average bat speed of 69.9 MPH, barrel control, ability to use the whole field, gap-to-gap approach, line drives.
Power: 89.91 max exit velocity, averaged 83.67 mph. 265’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 79 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Advanced infield actions, soft hands, fluid feet, quick/clean exchange, advanced double play and body control, plays through ball with proper direction.
Run: 7.35 runner in the 60. 

1/31/21

Positional Profile: SS/2B. High-level infield defender.
Body: 5-foot-8, 150-pounds. Strength in the lower half.
Hit: RHH. Simple, balanced stance, smooth load, short stride. Quick hands, long path, hard contact to all fields, line-drive approach, controls the barrel, fluid rhythm.
Power: 86.81 max exit velocity, averaged 83.17 mph. 249’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 84 mph. Short loose arm action, high 3/4 slot with ability to throw from multiple slots.
Defense: Athletic infield actions, plays with confidence and active feet, gets around the baseball, stays low to the ground, advanced hands, quick clean exchange, plays through the baseball.
Run: 4.25 runner in the 60. Above average runner.

7/21/20

Positional Profile: 2B
Body: 5-8, 150-pounds. Athletic frame.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, steady backwards hand load, short stride to even.  Short and uphill bat path, line drive approach, sprays to all fields.
Power: 80 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 78 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 slot. Showed multiple arm angle accuracy, particularly on the move.
Defense: Bouncy pre-pitch rhythm, instinctual first step, fluid footwork, excels on the move. Fields low to the ground, glove plays out front, soft hands, clean funnels to release. Advanced overall infield actions for age, confident defender that will stick up the middle long term.
Run: 7.46 runner in the 60. 

2/16/20

Positional Profile: SS
Body: 5-foot-7, 140-pounds. Athletic build.
Hit: RHH. Crouched, slightly open setup, short stride.  Flashed quick hands, long and uphill path, line drive contact, fluid rhythm.
Power: 77 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 79 mph. Short, loose arm action, quick draw, high 3/4 slot. Comfortable from multiple angles, throws produced carry.
Defense: Advanced defensive actions, plays fast, fields in rhythm, gets around the baseball, fluid footwork, confident up the middle. Soft hands, clean funnels, smooth double play turn, plays through the baseball.
Run: 7.69 runner in the 60. 

1/26/20

Positional Profile: SS 
Body: 5-foot-7, 140-pounds. Athletic build.
Hit: RHH. Open, crouched setup, short stride, aggressive swing. Quick hands, long bat path, fluid rhythm with a line-drive approach.
Power: 77 mph exit velocity from the tee. 
Arm: RH. INF - 79 mph. Short, loose arm action, high 3/4 arm slot, displayed ability to throw from multiple angles.
Defense: Soft hands, fluid footwork, clean exchanges and plays through the baseball athletically.
Run: 4.65 runner home-to-first. 

10/20/19

Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-foot-7, 140-pounds. Athletic build.
Hit: SH. Wide balanced set-up, smooth hand load, short stride. Direct and level bat path, extension through the baseball, line drive approach.
Power: 82 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 77 mph. High 3/4 slot, ball carries across the diamond, accurate.
Defense: Advanced defender, soft hands, smooth exchange, quick feet, plays  through the baseball.
Run: 7.72 runner in the 60. 

6/02/19

Lean, athletic build. Started at shortstop for Pro Player on Friday night. Hit in the leadoff spot for the Canes and went 2-for-3 with two singles and a hit by pitch. Patient at the plate with a quick bat. Natural defender in the field, smooth hands, clean exchange, with an above-average arm. Fielded all the balls hit to him cleanly, including one spectacular play up the middle. Pitched a third of an inning as well. Short, quick arm action from a high ¾ slot. Fastball topped at 75 mph, sat between 72-74 mph. Curveball played at 60-64 mph, 12/6 shape with bite.

1/27/19

5-foot-6, 129-pound, two-way prospect. Offensively, right-handed hitter, wide setup, pre-pitch load and short leg-kick timing trigger. Simple swing, stays short to the ball, consistent hard contact and 72 mph exit velocity from a tee. Defensively, on the infield, active fluid footwork, natural infield actions, soft hands and plays through the baseball. Short, loose arm action and throws topped at 76 mph. 4.92 runner, home-to-first. On the mound, right-handed pitcher, athletic, smooth delivery, works on-line and lands slightly closed. Loose, clean arm action from a high ¾ slot. Fastball works mostly straight, sat 69-70 mph, touched 71. Curveball, thrown aggressively, 11/5 to 12/6 shape, sat 60-62 mph. Changeup, maintains arm speed, feel, 63-67 mph.

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